Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
Arthur B. Homer and Entrance to Roslin Chapel: A Double-Sided Work
Arthur B. Homer, bears inscription 'Portrait of Arthur B Homer-By Winslow' (along the lower edge);
Entrance to Roslin Chapel, inscribed with title (lower left)
pencil on paper
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.)
Executed in 1853.
Charles Savage Homer, Jr., the artist's brother, 1910.
Mrs. Charles S. Homer, Jr., wife of the above, 1917.
Charles L. Homer, by bequest, 1937.
Alice Homer Willauer (Mrs. Osborn Willauer), circa 1955.
R.H. Love Galleries, Chicago, Illinois, by 1998.
Acquired by the late owner from the above.
G. Hendricks, The Life and Works of Winslow Homer, New York, 1979, pp. 20-21, illustrated.
L. Goodrich, A.B. Gerdts, Record of Works by Winslow Homer: 1846 through 1866, vol. I, New York, 2005, pp. 88-89, nos. 11-R, 11-V, illustrated.
New York, Macbeth Gallery, An Introduction to Homer, December 15, 1936-January 18, 1937, no. I (as Portrait of his Brother Arthur).
Ogunquit, Maine, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Second Annual Exhibition, July 1-September 12, 1954, no. p-21.
Portland, Maine, Portland Museum of Art, Winslow Homer, April 30-July 14, 1991.
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The artist was just seventeen years old when he sketched this portrait of his younger brother, Arthur Benson Homer. According to the catalogue raisonné of the artist's work, the drawing on the reverse of three soldiers may have been copied from a print or illustration.

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